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In 2017, exciting changes are coming for our Celebrated Speakers Series.

In fact, as the Celebrated Speakers Series becomes CSpeak, we felt these changes deserve a whole new website. So, click here to visit and learn more about CSpeak2017.


We'll laugh. We'll cry. We'll learn. We'll grow.

Right now, tickets are available for the exciting 2016 Celebrated Speakers Series. Now is the time for action.

We have an exceptional lineup ready for you, and we want to make certain you are included. Our remaining schedule includes the renowned author humorist Dave Barry and Michael Tougias, author and lecturer on human responses when facing extreme adversity. Tougias co-authored "The Finest Hours," a recently released feature-length motion picture by Disney Studios.

Visit our Box Office, call 772.778.5249, or visit our online box office today.

VIP Tickets... Have you considered getting VIP tickets? You'll enjoy preferred seating in a reserved section, preferred parking, and invitations to attend a private, catered VIP reception with the speaker. Only a limited number of VIP tickets are available for each performance. Typically, these tickets sell out early, so reply now! See the details in the brochure.

Patrons... Also, you might enjoy becoming an Emerson Center Patron. Each year, our Patrons are invited to vote for their favorite speakers for upcoming seasons. Their guidance is invaluable as we work to recruit speakers. Plus, Patrons are recognized in our program books. Become a Patron by making a $100 (or more) tax-deductible donation. Again, find details in the brochure.

Sign up now and we'll see you at The Emerson Center!


Russian pianist brings Florida tour to Emerson Center.

Acclaimed Russian pianist Sergey Belyavskiy will perform at The Emerson Center in a free concert on Thursday evening, March 24 at 7 p.m. Thanks to community underwriting, this 90-minute concert is free to the public. Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Moscow-born, 23 year-old keyboard pianist will perform short concert pieces of classical and modern composers in this Florida debut tour. Previously, Belyavskiy has performed elsewhere in the United States, including a noteworthy appearance at Carnegie Hall. Audiences have resoundingly praised his performances, calling him “the most exciting new pianist since Van Cliburn.”

Mark your calendar now and plan to attend this free concert. For more information, click here.

Three featured concerts headline the 2016 Masters Of Music series.


Already, folks are claiming their tickets for the fabulous 2016 Masters of Music series. For prime seating options, it is time for you to act as well!

Legendary folk singer Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary fame), a performance review of the music of Paul McCartney, and The Kingston Trio will all be appearing on our stage. Click here for all the details.

Peter Yarrow
January 13, 7 p.m
The McCartney Years
February 11, 7 p.m.
The Kingston Trio
March 4 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available now. You can order your tickets online 24/7 by clicking here, or you can call our Box Office at 772.778.5249.

2015-16 Humanities Schedule announced.

Our "gift to the community," a series of free programs that has become popularly acclaimed throughout the community, is now lined-up. It's time for you to mark your calendars and make plans to attend all seven programs

October 29, 2015, 7 p.m.
Richard Votapka - “Fellsmere Firsts and Other Fellsmere Stories”

November 19, 2015, 7 p.m.
Bill Jamerson - “Dollar a Day Boys: A Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps”

December 10, 2015, 7 p.m.
Avenue D Choir – Holiday Concert. Back by popular demand!

January 21, 2016, 7 p.m.
Tom Berson - “Transparent Waters: The History and Significance of Florida Springs”

February 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Craig Pittman, Ph.D. - “How Florida Contracted Manatee Insanity”

March 10, 2016, 7 p.m.
Michael Francis, Ph.D. - “La Florida Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans, and Indians in La Florida, 1513-1607”

April 14, 2016, 7 p.m.
Jack Davis, Ph.D. - “Paradise Lost: Reflections on Florida’s Environmental History”


Click here to learn more about these exciting programs. Also, you can download a convenient flyer with info about the upcoming schedule.

Ticket Information

For more information about events (or to purchase tickets), call 772.778.5249 or visit our online box office. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.



Upcoming Events

Date: Series: Appearing:
2/11/2016 SPC The McCartney Years, Music
2/18/2016 HUM Craig Pittman, Manatees (FREE)
2/27/2016 CSS Dave Barry
3/4/2016 SPC The Kingston Trio, Music
3/10/2016 HUM Dr. Michael Francis, LaFlorida (FREE)
3/19/2016 CSS Michael Tougias
3/24/2016 SPC Sergey Belyavskiy, Pianist (FREE)
4/14/2016 HUM Dr. Jack Davis, Environment (FREE)

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